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Chuck Swindoll on What to Do When Your Church Grows

So what is our task? What are our priorities? A properly functioning church stays committed to its four biblical essentials: teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread, and prayer (see Acts 2:42). Read that sentence again . . . please!read the whole article at insightforliving.typepad.com …

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The Tougher Side of Leadership: Patience with People

People… they’re all around us! There are nearly seven billion of them on the planet and they’re all different. I think God purposely puts us in relationships (marriage, work, church, etc.) with people who are vastly different than we are and then chuckles as we try to get along. But get along we must – it’s …

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Don’t Just Lead Well Today – Lead For a Lifetime

Most people are familiar with some of the great Bible heroes like King David, Noah, and Gideon the Judge. But often people don’t realize what all three of these leaders have in common: none finished as well as they could have. David committed adultery and murder, Noah got drunk and embarrassed himself, …

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Book Review: Building Your Leadership Resume by Johnny Hunt

I just finished reading Building Your Leadership Resume: Developing the Legacy that Will Outlast You (aff) by Johnny Hunt. Here's the bottom line... I feel like I've sat at at a table in a coffee shop with one of America's great Pastors as he's filled me with word upon word of great advice! The book is forty …

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10 Reasons Why Humility is Vital to Great Leadership

Quickly think of five common traits of high-impact leaders... good time management, assertiveness, drive, energy, charisma, etc. Humility rarely lands in the list when it comes to our modern, top-down management systems. But Jesus (the greatest leader ever) and Moses (perhaps the second) had this one thought in …

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Are You A Compelling Leader?

Gandhi led millions via his wisdom and hunger strikes. Hitler led a young generation of mass murderers. Billy Graham has led millions to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. The list goes on. What do leaders of high influence have in common? The compel people to follow. In some cases, such as evil …

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When Change Is Bad

I like change, and I like adventure. I also think change is a natural and necessary part of growth. In leadership, we are sometimes charged with the responsibility of reviving a dead or dying organization, which requires change. We also need to be good counselors in helping people cope with the fears and stress …

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Perry Noble Makes Me Think

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Perry Noble really made me think this morning about the question, "what if?"... and a few other questions too. …

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Which Is Better: Grow Fast? or Grow Far?

Let me jump in with this quote, heard from my friend John, who heard it from his friend Tony, who heard it at this year's Willow Creek Leadership Summit... If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.~ David Gergen …

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Leadership Equity: Spend It Wisely

photo credit: pfala When you walk into a leadership opportunity, you go with a little bit of equity by virtue of your position and the inevitable honeymoon period during which those you lead will let you get by with just a bit more than they will a decade later, but you have to be very careful with that …

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